Cliff is an Irish and European Union Trade Mark Attorney and advises on all aspects of trade mark law, practice, protection and enforcement in Ireland, Europe and internationally.
He qualified as a Barrister in 1977, having graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1976, with a B.A. (Mod) degree in Legal Science and in 1981 was awarded a Master of Arts degree by Trinity College. Cliff joined the firm in 1978, became a Partner in 1987 and a Director in 2010 when the organisation converted to limited company status. He was appointed managing director in 2015.
Cliff is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of The Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and was President of that organisation from 2001-2004.
In the 2014 edition of WTR (World Trademark Review 1000), it was stated that “Irish Attorneys have a great deal of respect for the trusted and highly intelligent Cliff Kennedy”.
In his private life, Cliff is interested in most sports, particularly football (being a life long Sheffield Wednesday and Ireland supporter) and cricket while he will read just about anything on World War Two.